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Hildegaard Retel Tuthill

June 3, 1927 — February 12, 2022

Hildegaard “Hilga” Retel Tuthill, 94 of Kenny Ann Dr., Wolfeboro, NH passed away February 12, at her home. Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 3,1927 daughter of the late Johannes Everardus and Hendrik Johanna (Slebos) Retel, Hilga escaped post WWII Europe by emigrating to Regina, Saskatchewan, employed as a nanny. After many years in Canada where she subsequently worked as a bank teller, she emigrated to New York to be closer to family and where she continued to work as a teller at Chester National Bank (Key Bank) eventually rising to Vice President. Hilga moved to Conway, NH and finally to Wolfeboro 25 years ago with her beloved husband Roger Tuthill. Married for close to 40 years. It was a first marriage for her late in life after a successful career in banking. Hilga loved swimming, gardening planting flower gardens on her property and Birch Hill Estates, knitting crocheting and reading but she loved most of all talking to people and keeping up with family and friends on her computer which she did up until she passed. Pre-deceased by her husband Roger in 2020 she is survived by a niece Eveline Retel White and partner Bill Henry of Goshen, NY, and two nephews Jan Retel and wife Paula of Dunnellon, FL and Gary Retel and partner Leo Rosas of Santa Monica, CA. Service will be at the family’s convenience. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolences or for more information go to: www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com
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